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2015 Race results are in! We had 142 registered runners and walkers and raised over $10,000 profit for beneficiary DVS. There were over 50 volunteers (race + attractions) The results have been posted hereOverall records here, and Age group results here.




5K Run/Walk, Kid’s Fun Run, and Family Festival

Image124Food, Kids Activities, Face Painting, Sneaker Recycling, and more...

A local tradition since 1982, the Run-Walk for Peace is an event of the Atlantic Northeast District Church of the Brethren Recreation Commission that supports local and global efforts to promote peace. The race starts with the release of white doves and winners are awarded unique fair trade items. Following the race, there will be kids' activities, face painting, sneaker recycling and more. In addition, there will be a bread and soup lunch.

The start and finish of the race will be at the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren (777 South Mount Joy Street). Parking will be available in the church lot, as well as on-street parking on Cedar and Mount Joy Streets. This course has been measured with a calibrated surveying wheel and the race is professionaly timed by PARunners (www.PArunners.com).

Last year's beneficiary was Community Action Program of Lancaster County’s Domestic Violence Services (DVS) program. DVS provides empowerment, education, and advocacy to victims, survivors, families and communities to end abusive relationships. Their services include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter and transitional housing, legal services, individual and group counseling and children’s’ activities. For more information check out http://www.caplanc.org/DVS



Typical Race day Schedule

8:30-9:30 AM Packet Pick-up and Same Day Registration (Yes! You can register the day of the race!)
10:00 AM

5K Run/Walk Start
Unique FAIR TRADE Awards for Overall Men’s and Women’s Champions Unique FAIR TRADE Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the following age groups (combined for runners and walkers):
(0-9) (10-14) (15-24) (25-34) (35-44) (45-54) (55-64) (65 & Over)

11:15 AM

Kids Fun Run (FREE)

A short grass-covered course for children 9 & under. All participants will receive an award! No registration required, but parent/guardian must sign a release prior to event.

11:30 AM Awards Ceremony
1:00 PM Lunch and activities conclude


Previous beneficiaries have included:

CWS Immigration and Refugee Program, On Earth Peace, Center for Community Peacemaking, Samara, Global Food Crisis Fund, Brethren Housing Association, Brethren Disaster Minitries, COBYS Children’s Services, and others…

Please support our sponsors:

  • Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren
  • Barry Hoffer Family
  • Reist Popcorn Company
  • Wellspan Family Medicine at Crossroads in Brownstown
  • Stewardship Advisors, LLC
  • Sollenberger Painting
  • Hollinger Services, Inc
  • Donegal Insurance Group
  • Gibbel Insurance Agency

"There's still time to sponsor the 2017 Run for Peace! Contact runforpeace@etowncob.org



 See the Facebook album from 2013 Check out the 2014 course map here, and download the 2014 Google Earth kmz file here.

Questions? Contact runforpeace@etowncob.org



Photos from the 2013 Run for Peace

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Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren
777 South Mount Joy Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
717-367-1000 Fax 717-367-6948